CRIME

Police: Driver owes nearly $51,000 in unpaid tolls, fees

FILE- In this April 21, 2011, file photo, cars pass through the toll booths at the Garden State Parkway's Asbury toll plaza near Tinton Falls, N.J. Although the average drive grudgingly pays tolls for highways, bridges and tunnels, some go to great lengths to beat those tolls. Many of those drivers have racked up thousands of dollars in unpaid tolls and related fees that can lead to theft and other criminal charges. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

FILE- In this April 21, 2011, file photo, cars pass through the toll booths at the Garden State Parkway's Asbury toll plaza near Tinton Falls, N.J. Although the average drive grudgingly pays tolls for highways, bridges and tunnels, some go to great lengths to beat those tolls. Many of those drivers have racked up thousands of dollars in unpaid tolls and related fees that can lead to theft and other criminal charges. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)  (AP2011)

Transit police say they've arrested a New Jersey man who owes nearly $51,000 in unpaid tolls and fees.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police say Tai Denunzio was arrested around 7:40 a.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln Tunnel in Weehawken, just outside New York City.

The 50-year-old man from West New York, New Jersey, is charged with theft. It wasn't known Tuesday if he's retained an attorney.

Authorities say Denunzio owes $10,850 in tolls and $40,100 in fees as the result of 802 electronic toll payment violations.